Patriots owner Robert Kraft has long been an optimist about the ability of his fellow owners to work out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players. And he acknowledges that if a failure to get a deal done affects the 2011 season, that would be a major failing.
“For us collectively to mess this up would be criminal,’’ Kraft told the Boston Globe.
Kraft said in mid-October that he was optimistic a deal would get done, and he told the Globe, “I believe it even more now six weeks later.”
Kraft says he’s working hard at reaching a deal, and he doesn’t see why it can’t be done soon.
“I want to assure our fans and everyone else that I’m doing everything within my power to try to help to see if there isn’t a way we can’t have labor peace before the season ends,’’ Kraft said. “In my mind, it’s possible and actually something that should happen.”
And if it doesn’t happen, fans have every right to be furious.